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. in fact, by thinking about where you want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. >>> october marks national bullying prevention month and it's a problem that so many educators and so many parents are worried about and they want to prevent. today a statewide bullying conference is held at the university of maryland in college park. an abc2 news sherrie johnson is live with more on this conference and what do they say about this? what are they going to a do? >> reporter: well, basically, the goal of the conference is to keep schools safe and they believe the information and vatties they teach the educate -- strategies they teach the educators will do this. some folks starreded to head that way yesterday so some meetings were head -- started to head that way yesterday so some meetings were held yesterday. now first lady of maryland and katy o'malley will be there as well as the state superintendent so a number of folks will be on hand for this conference. this is the third year for the e
. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars, to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. now, ultimately it's going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says, america does best when the middle class does best? and i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney? two minutes. >> thank you, jim. honor to be here with you and i appreciate the chance to be the president. pleased to be at the university of denver, appreciate their welcome and also the presidential ghicommission. congratulations to you,mr. president, on your anniversary. th
teacher is suing the new york education department because he claims a six year old beat him up. john webster is 5'10", 220 pounds, he brought the boy to the principal's office and said the child kicked him so hard and caused ligament damage. the boy had an ex tensive history of being combative and assaulting other students and teachers before assaulting him. >>> most people would cower if they saw a bear on the parch, but not this -- porch, but not this woman.. >> no, it's a word everyoneand all bears understand, too. she was alerted by a man whose videoing the journey from the other side of the house, you can hear his voice on the video. she came out of the home office and ready to fight. the bear didn't hesitate, he ran off as soon as she started screeching and shouting no. >>> news time is now 5:36, nikeia taking heat for what is not in its catalog. the big box home store admitted some people from its publication are based on beliefs. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. denny's everyda
live. he is a physical education teacher here at the school. thank you for being out here so early, we appreciate it donny. tell me about what is happening today. >> we are having our kick off assembly, we are going to challenge our kids to exercise and eat healthy for the next two weeks and the rest of their lives but the two week incentive program, 60 minutes a day. >> why is this so important? i know we are fighting childhood obesity. >> it's important for that reason, we are trying to fight heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, like you said, also we want to have kids stress free, exercise promotes that. also keep them more alert in schools to help them achieve better grades. >> reporter: torey smith is going to be here. >> they don't know that. they will find out 9:30 today. they will be e static imagine. >> you guys are going to keep records and logs. >> they track the progress for two weeks and raffle and prizes at the end from the ravens and our community as well. >> reporter: wonderful, wonderful. thanks so much for being here, how exciting for the kids, get them up and m
're working to help with the cost. abc2 news education reporter sherrie johnson has more on dyslexia month. >> reporter: all is quiet at the maryland golf and country club. it's part of theth -- 10th annual turnment a fund-raiser to offset expenses for students. >> our community has been very supportive. we have a unique mission where the kids come for a few years and transition back into a traditional schoolchildren. >> reporter: they serve children with dislex ya. the school offers everything from social studies to math, physical education and art. administrators say small class sizes are a must. >> it's pretty much ans. >> si call. it's a great group, but getting behind and helping kids basically be successful with their education desires, needs and goals is an easy thing to support you with. >> whether it's a gulf -- golf or tennis swing, they are working to provide a creditor for the saw its. >> the fund-raiser will be monday, october the 8th from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. >>> all right. coming up all new mat 6:00, the governor has a new plan to hold power companies mor
about. sherrie. >> reporter: well, parents and educators are teaming up to help make schools in maryland a little safer for students. basically teams of educators from across the state will gather at college park for this conference. some folks started yesterday. but the majority of the folks will attend the conference today starting at 9 a.m. first lady of maryland katy o'malley will be on hand for the conference as well as the state superintendent. this is the third year for the event which coincides with national bullying prevention month. those attend will receive the latest research and practices and school safety. learn straties how to empower students to help stop bullying and offer ideals for bullying prevention. >> if your child is being bullied, this is not tolerable, that will is a way a meck him in -- mechanism to report that or you need to report that. there's a form available in each local school system but it's also on our department's website maryland public schools.org. you can fill that form out be a you can -- and you can take it to the local school add straightor. >>
they are not maryland citizen. the group educating maryland kids coalition says 1% of student population is made up of dreamers. >> in order for these students to be eligible for in-state tuition through the maryland dream act their family must have filed income taxes for three years before going to a maryland college. and file taxes every year they are in college. >> reporter: dream act was well received in this neighborhood. the push will continue until election day on november 6th. cheryl conner abc2 news. >>> so called popular kids thought they pulled off a prank. it backfired. now they are embarrassed on tv ne. find out what happened here. >> it is cool overhead now. spotty showers moving across the state. it is a warm up in the seven- day forecast. that's coming up. >>> 16-year-old high school student was honored for the high school court as a prank. now the joke is on the bully. >> reporter: it was the whirl wind weekend that wasn't supposed to be. hummer limo at the homecoming dance. standing ovation on the football field. sophomore whitney on the homecoming court in her michigan high schoo
and education. by the way, it's rich. george you covered this race very carefully. governor romney during the primary, when his opponents complained, he stopped whining. he questioned the president on, making us a less christian nation. give me a break. you know, presidential campaigns are tough, but we're saying the truth about what governor romney wants to do. but, we're very confident with the case. we're going to make proactively about the president. >> the governor has shown that he can be tough in these debates as you pointed out. we're seeing reports that he's preparing some zingers. >> i think the president views this as part of the entire campaign. you know, our convention, the events that we do in battleground states. ads we're running. now, the debates. a chance to have a conversation with the american people. now, governor romney clearly, that i have been practicing these zingers and lines for months. but that's ultimately not what the american people are looking for, some may judge those to be some ranked well, but the american people are going to be listening not for a cleve
a little skunk education. >> there are two ways in nature. more often strikes are warnings, danger. >> this is zoo education. he's showing stripes in nature are sometimes for camouflage, sometimes for warn you of danger. when you see a skunk, puts its back to you and tail up, you're about to be stinked upon. >> skunks can hit you in the eye at 12 feet, 4 meters. >> that's the skunk spray. he didn't pee. >> broke his water bolts. >> aimed straight for the eye. >> my goodness. i would literally fight this guy. >> you would have been the only one. because these people loved it. >> aim for the -- ♪ >>> the countdown gets a visit from the stork. >> maximum cute. >> number one is a video you'll go gaga for. >> it will [ dog growls, barks ] bring your dog to work day... not our best idea. are better than others. that was fast! thank you. >>> are you ready for some magic? >> yes. >> this is joe peta, known as the mystery guitar man. this video is entitled -- hence, the piano on the table. he looks out in the audience, nobody is there. he doesn't give up. comes back with an ipad. using an
season. >>> educators and school administrators met in college park today. what they're doing to help stop bullying. >> that's coming up on abc2 news at 6 which starts right now. >>> our team coverage will take us out to texas. christian schaffer is covering the o's as joe saunders gets set to take the mound in that huge game. >> monday's house fire on bologna avenue,
. >> the message delivered today is clear, no more bullying. educators met to discuss the latest research and strategies. numbers show the physical incidents are decreasing but cyber bullying is on the rise. >> with the smartphones that are out and kids who are tech savvy, it seems to be the method of bullying now, facebook, things of that nature. >> the conference was tied into many cyber concerns, including safety and security. the conference coincides with national bullying prevention month. >> howard county community college students made a big discovery. while excavating, they found a union button from a civil war uniform. the dig is only part of the work. >> they will also be working to preserve the artifacts. they will actually be putting them together, compiling a report submitted to the state archaeologist. it will go in as part of howard county. >> the dig was part of a service learning class at howard. the students have unearthed an authentic glass jar. >> i know we've got tons of animal lovers. if are a looking for something to do, head out to dog fest. it raises money for the
website and click on our education page. >>> coming up at 6:00, you could still be voting even after you're gone. how maryland voter registration rules allow the dead to remain eligible to vote. >> everyone in baltimore is getting excited about the orioles. those stories and more are coming up at six. here's a preview of what's ahead at 6:30. >> we're going global to a place where families crave american products. how can they create american jobs? on world news with diane sawyer on abc. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >>> remember the lottery wi
department of education survey showed among high school students 28% admitted to income one physical fight during the previous 12 months and 7% reported not going to school at all because they feared for their safety. >> for students, kids in particular. talk to an adult. >> reporter: she said the district takes bullying very seriously but can do little to fix it if they don't know about the problem. >> if you know that your child is being bullied at all, let the school know immediately. >> reporter: parker's mom said other parents came forward after the incident to say the boys who bullied her son were known for bullying their kids, too. she said speaking out about the problems may be the best way of preventing it from happening to someone else. >> this is becoming such an epidemic. we tell you about these stories at least once or twice to week. abc2 is working to give families the tools they need to stop it. just head to abc2news.com/no to bullies. we have information on the events to a list of maybe 20 signs that a child is being bullied. >>> all new tonight at 5:00, i know we had a lot
'm joined by physical education teachers and health teachers. we have donny white, jennifer la point. they are joining us this morning. we really appreciate it. tell us a little bit about what happens today. you have players visiting, lots of things going on. >> an assembly planned at 9:30, to celebrate the kickoff of project aces, which started yesterday and the support from the ravens and the play 60 program. we are excited, torey smith is coming and the kids will be surprised. >> ex-lents. donny, tell me about the problems with childhood obesity and why the program is important. >> we know childhood obesity leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and it's important because we want to be an advocate for a healthy, active lifestyle. >> reporter: what do you want students to take away from the event. >> we want them to exercise and understand the importance of it and get their family out and moving. >> reporter: all right. tell me, on december 2nd, the ravens steelers, game -- >> if they dog and complete it, they will have a chance to be chosen for one boy and girl to go to the rav
it comes to school safety, one huge problem that educators and parents and students are trying to prevent is bullying. >> october is national bullying prevention month and today a statewide conference will be held at the university of maryland's college park campus. and sherrie johnson is live with more on the conference and, why is it so important? >> reporter: well, basically, parents and educatorwant to team up to keep the schools safe for students. now teams from across the state will head to college park to attend this conference. but actually it started yesterday. the majority of the folks will head to the conference today. now first lady of maryland katy o'malley will be there and the state superintendent and folks that will try to keep the schools safer. this is the third year for the event which coincide with magazinessal -- national bullying prevention month. those who attend will receive the latest research and practices in school safety and learn strategies how to empower students to stop bullying and offering ideas for bullying prevention. >>> bullying is a phenomenon that re
part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a allied health education center. senator mikulski will be there. after the ceremony you can take a tour of the newly construcked building and see where students are being trained. >>> and the second round of mosquito spraying takes place in anne arundel county tonight. spraying will begin at 7:30 in the eastport area as expected to last into the morning hours. so far there, have been 33 reported cases of west nile in maryland. 3 people have died from the disease. >>> they served time in canton mow bay -- began tan mow bay and now he is back home in canada. also a -- shall beganton mow bay -- began tan mow bay. wççÑçÑ >>> it's 10 minutes until 5 and we are check news around world. and a convicted terrorist and former guantanamo bay prisoner is in canada. during the weekend the 26-year- old was transferred from the u.s. military prison to a maximum security facility in ontario where he will completehis sentence. in 2010 he pleaded guilty to killing a u.s. soldier in afghanistan and spent two years at guantanamo bay and was eligibl
is a physical education teacher and beth, also a health teacher at the school, angie, what is happening here today? >> today's, we are having a surprise kickoff assembly for the project aces and nfl play 60 event. >> can you tell me about why the program is important? >> it's important to really reverse the trends of childhood obesity. obese children turn in to obese adults. there is a lot of health problems associated with that. it's important to get kids to fuel up on healthy foods and play 60, exercise 60 minutes everyday. >> what kind of problems are we seeing when we are talking about children? >> childhood diabetes is on the rise. obese children turn in to obese adults. there is a lot of different health problems associated with that. >> this assembly starts at 9:30. you are going to have the ravens here, what do you want students to take away from this experience? >> well, we want them to understand that an active lifestyle will mote um vat them to make better choices -- motivate them to make better chases and help them pursue better. >> reporter: there is a log, you are going to trac
this week to educate people about obesity and child obesity. >> you know my dad can eat three huge cheese burgers this big. >> for my dad that's a snack. >> every boy has that conversation with his friends. >> my dad can eat 500 corn dogs. >> one day i'll be able to eat twice that. >> and ends with today is the day we set a better example for our kids. there's another video. ♪ >> these ads are effective or too much? >> i think they're effective. if this is how you're shopping at the grocery store or eating that much food out at the fast food restaurant, your kid is going to think that's the right thing to do. >> i think that does a really nice job of showcasing our responsibilities as parents on our young people when it comes to our health and what we consume. >> a lot of people believe that these ads actually fall into shaming categories. >> we've played with this issue with kid gloves for far too long. it's time you get maybe a little offensive real and, you know, put it out there. >> the videos now have thousands of comments under them. if nothing else, it definitely triggered the co
twice about having children. >>> the secretary of education wants printed books to be phased out within a decade. fells point is hosting its annual festival this weekend and it has even more to celebrate. the waterfront community, it was named one of the best 10 greatest neighborhoods in the country, not bad. this is according to the american planning association. it was singled out as one of america's most important colonial and civil war sea ports with character as well as charm. >>> well, today a special day, pink picnic is going to raise awareness about breast cancer. this is happening at b.j.'s wholesale club in owens mills. now, the event at b.j.'s will reveal the pink club merchandise that is going to sell throughout the month of october, breast cancer awareness month, all to raise money for research. the pink picnic is free and a guest speaker is going to be there about breast cancer. she's a survivor. all the attendees will receive a complementary lunch and gift bag. it starts at 11:00, it goes until 1:00 this afternoon. >>> this is the scene last year in hunt valley as we lac
about getting rid of their men's soccer program as well. >>> law enforcement and educators are going to be on the campus of morgan state university. this is all happening today. >> it could have an affect on the amount of juveniles that are brought into the justice system. >>reporter: the big night is finally here. i'm tori dunham in denver, colorado, with a preview of what to expect when mitt romney and president obama take the stage in the first presidential debate. wççÑçÑ >>> president barack obama and mitt romney have only talked face to face on a handful of occasions and tonight they'll get a chance to go head to head in the first of three presidential debates. abc 2's tori dunham is in denver with what we can expect to see tonight. >>reporter: this is the big moment we've all been waiting for, the first of three presidential debates will take place tonight. we'll talk a little bit about the format here. it's going to last 90 minutes. it'll be moderated by jim lehrer and we're told there's no audience participation. this debate will focus on domestic policies, things like
gansler to present $50,000 to help support education and prevention efforts. >>> all right, looks like going brown is going green. u. p. s. will add 40 new hydraulic vehicles to its fleet. in other parts they're going to be seen in parts of atlanta. the company says the new hybrid cars can get up to 35% improved fuel economy and lower carbon i commissions. they are supported by grants from the u.s. department of energy. >>> today we are going to find out how clean the baltimore harbor is. the waterfront partnership and students from the school, they are going to come together to present the most recent healthy harbor report card. the major problems affecting the health of the harbor? trash, and bacteria and stormwater runoff. >>> all right, it is 4:51. a very heartbroken grandfather in colorado this morning. >> why he's pleading to the person who stole a camera from his home. >> also the latest feature on facebook that could have you paying a fee to have your friends see more of you. we'll explain when "good morning maryland" continues. >>> in news making head lains around the nation t
? >> i want to think that they're going to be able to afford an education. if you're -- maybe i'll get it wrong. >> then candidate bill clinton walking toward her. >> you know people who lost their jobs, lost their homes? >> yeah. >> well, i've been governor of a small state for 12 years. i'll tell you how it's affected me. in my state, when people lose their jobs, there's a good chance i'll know them bill their names. i know the people who ran the factories. >> reporter: just like that debate in '92, this could be all about which one of them can connect with average problems, right? >> it becomes another "cares about you" moment and mitt romney has to understand people's problems. >> reporter: and both the president and mitt romney trying to avoid their own pitfalls. the president against hillary clinton. >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was romney's bet -- >> rick, i tell you what. 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business but i'll show you -- >> five days t
with the expert with the state department of education who will attend the conference today. >> we want them to take away a renewed enthusiasm for the work they are doing in preventing bullying and we would like them to also have information that is of the latest and cutting edge and cutting trends as far as what research has revealed. >> reporter: now this is the largest bullying prevention conference in the state and it starts this morning at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. at college park. reporting live at federal hill, sherrie johnson abc2 news. >>> foundation established is to fight breast cancer get an unusual proposal from pretty unlikely place. >> coming up, we will tell you how susan g. comb n said a porn site said they would help them raise cash. >>> a store offering help to parents trying to take care of holiday shopping. we will tell you who a little modern technology can make all the difference. ♪ use freedom and get cash back. ♪ack. ♪ five percent at best buy. ♪ wow my definition is high. activate your 5% cash back at chase.com/freedom. ♪ everybody get, everybody get!
ground. in a few years the printed textbook may be as outdated as flash cards. education secretary arnee duncan says the u.s. should move away from the hard copy text as soon as possible. he says it's necessary if the u.s. wants to keep up with other countries. and high tech gloves mean you won't have to go bare handed to use a smart phone outdoors this winter. the glove has a speaker and microphone built in. both gloves have a special material that works with a touch screen. those are your tech bytes. i'm rob nelson. >>> you're looking at a live picture right now of atlanta, georgia. they saw some severe weather overnight. we want to show you video right now from suwannee, georgia, which is about an hour northeast of downtown atlanta. look at that. this is what it's like all across the metro area, rain, wind, thunder, lightning, they saw it all, flood waters. they covered the roads and bridges like you see right there. >> we're dealing with the aftermath of the rains here. nothing quite like that, lynette. fog also a big issue. and as a result of that we've got some closures and delays
by the board of education which is scheduled to meet this month. >>> a new report card shows water quality in baltimore's harbor didn't improve last year. it blamed heavy rains that washed pollution into the harbor. it's being designed to help track progress in reaching the goal of swimmable fishable water in the harbor by 202. >>> back on the campaign trail for mitt romney and president obama. he will be in virginia and the president will have stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are considered battleground states. the remaining two presidential debates are october 16th and october 22nd. >>> rush, joan jett, randy newman, among 15 artists vying for the entry into the rock and roll hall of fame. this is last year's ceremony and now a group of many artists hundreds of them music historians and also members of the music industry will choose 2013's inducteesful they'll be honored in -- inductees, they'll be honored in april? los angeles. >>> today u.p.s. will unveil a new alternative fuel vehicle. a peek at this. the first look at the hydraulic hybrid vehicle in laurel this morning. u.p
, but textbooks may soon become history themselves. the secretary of education arne duncan wants printed books to be phases out within 10 years. he says the move is necessary if the u.s. wants to keep up with other currents. >>> it's a big day for the president, that's because not only is president barack obama getting ready for his first presidential debate, he is also celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary, and because of the debate tonight, the president says he and the first lady, michelle obama have planned a belated celebration this weekend. >>> let's talk about what's going on right now because we do have lots of cloud cover out there, but we are dry, so that shower that we had earlier in hartford county and cecil county, that is long gone, pushing off towards the north and east as of now. let me take you outside. you can see what's going on. patchy fog, dense fog in a lot of spots this morning. we do still have that dense fog advisory until 8:00 and hartford county, bel aire, you are one of the counties that is under that advisory. right now temperatures are on the mild side, the wa
another. we caught up with a expert with the state department of education who will attend the conference. >> we want them to take away a renewed enthusiasm for the work they are doing in preventing bullying. we would like for them to also have information that is of the latest and the cutting edge and cutting trends as far as what research has revealed. >> reporter: this the rnlg-- this is the largest bullying conference in the state. it starts at 9 a.m. this morning and also runs until 4 p.m. at college park. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> friday is a great and beter when aleen gabbey from the spca comes -- abe aleen gabbey -- aleen gabby comes in from the -- daveey comes in from the spc -- gabbey comes in from the spca. >> kitten a lot of energy sometimes. so this one is a little raisey -- crazy you might see her making wild moves. >> she has a lot of energy and we have some reduced adoption fees this weekend. so, for two kiddens this -- kit -- kittens will's -- there's adoption fees. >> there's a fee that comes with adopting a pet because you guys are
doctor told him to stay out of work for several months. but a new york department of education doctor says that he should be back at school now. >>> the new york city police department is doubling the size of its gang unit because of dares and threats on social media. the police commissioner says gangs no longer battle over drugs, but instead over turf and loyalty to friends. gang members take to facebook and other social media sites that intimidate and threaten their rivals. and to, believe it or not, brag about their climbs. >>> digital overload is making us sick, literally. they're about to add internet use disorder to the official list of illnesses. it covers addiction to social media, as well as to online gaming. it includes emotional shutdown, lack of concentration and withdrawal. children are especially at risk. >>> proof that many of us aren't getting enough shut-eye. 10% of americans are chronic insomniacs. and sleep-deprived workers admit their lack of rest is leading to mistakes in the workplace. the errors are costing employers an average of $32,000. we never make any mist
to the type of hiring they did, the educational requirements that they were allowed to put in place, which were not high enough, in my view. >> reporter: now, as for that officer that led a firefighter carry a gun right through security, tsa says the person responsible has been pulled from duty this week with possibly more disciplinary action to come. david? >> mark greenblatt tonight, thank you. >>> from tsa agents under fire to the border patrol agent now under investigation by the fbi tonight. the agent shot and killed a mother of five while she was in the driver's seat of her car and this evening there are two very different accounts of what happened just before that shooting. here's abc's reena ninan now. >> reporter: a makeshift memorial to honor a mother of five who family and friends say shouldn't have died at the hands of a u.s. border agent. >> i think we're all shocked. we want answers. >> we just want justice, that's it. >> reporter: there are varying accounts of how valeria alvarado was killed during a confrontation with a plainclothes agent serving an arrest warrant to anothe
today. about 350 people are expected with backgrounds ranging from law enforcement to education and child welfare. we'll have more for you here at abc2news.com. >>> we dodged a bullet last winter by not having too much snow, that is for sure. >> what forecasters are saying we could expect to see this winter. "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. >>> homicide, that is the ruling in the death of a baltimore man last seen with police. we'll have his family's demands for justice. >>> there's good news this morning for those of you living in west baltimore. one of the fire stations slated to close is going to stay open for now. >>> and one game behind the yankees and one game to go, the orioles wrap up their regular season, but there is still so much work to be done with just nine innings remaining. we'll tell you all about that on this wednesday, october 3rd. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. every game counts. >> every game counts and it is a real mess when you think about it, but don't worry, we're not going t
from the job. >> he think it goes back to the type of hiring they did and educational requirements they were allowed to put in place which were not high enough in my view. >> tsa says they have confiscated 1100 weapons this year alone including 29 guns in the past week. some startling numbers. time for a check of the forecast with lynette. >> good morning. check out what's going on this morning. because the big story we are chilly along with the fog we are dealing w frederick -- with. frederick 49 degrees. the dew point and temperature are the exact same. the air is saturated and with that you are getting clouds at the surface at the ground. and that's fog. also what we have a dense fog advisory in effect until 10 for frederick and points westward. arnold looking at a temperature coming in at 51 this morning and blattensburg at -- bladensburg at 52. satellite and radar picking up on cloud cover and also showers down to the south. so if you are traveling around the area in virginia, you are going to be running into the wet weather. but, you don't have to run into it because as we go
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need better screening themselves. >> i think it goes back to type of hiring they did. the educational requirements that they were allowed to put in place, that weren't high enough in my view. . >> reporter: abc news has confirmed that screener that let that firefighter on to a plane in orlando with a loaded gun has been removed from screening altogether. they take any incident like this, quote, very seriously. >> a lot of pressure on the tsa. all right, mark. thank you. >>> we'll turn now to the search for two missing children in tennessee. that's intensifying this morning. an amber alert has been issued for a sister and brother ages 7 and 9. that haven't been seen since a fire destroyed their farmhouse. abc's clayton sandell have the latest. >> reporter: few clues this morning in a desperate search for this 9-year-old and her 7-year-old half-brother, a fire destroyed the unionville, tennessee, home where the children lived with their grandparents. both died in last sunday's blaze and at first everybody thought that the kids were killed, too. >> the children were last seen by a neighb
for several monthsai new york dicht education doctor says he should be back in school now. >>> in philadelphia, a 10-year-old is under arrest accused of stealing a van, and then taking it for a joy ride. the boy didn't get very far before the van slammed into a loon line of parked cars crunching them together. he tried to make a run for it stopped by a passer-by. the boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and sped off while the crew was unloading furniture. >> i think he should be grounded maybe. >> i think a little more than that. >>> now to a medical headline that really hits home. especially at this hour when so many insomniacs are watching. researchers say sleep deprivation impacts 10% of americans on a chronic basis. insomniacs admit sleep problems lead to mistakes. researchers estimate errors linked to insomnia cost $32,000 per incident. that's why you and i have cost abc billions in just our first ten months working together. >> yeah, more than 7% of work place errors can be blamed on insomnia. in my case, maybe like 75%. >> i feel your pain today. you were in baltimore. i was in new o
the tsa's own screeners need better screenings themselves. it goes back to the educational requirements they were allowed to putten place, not high enough in my view. >>> it is a tough job, of course. 2 million people screened every year. four firearms on a day average. >> 2 million every day. >> amazing. >> isn't that unreal. >> 2 million people. four firearms every day they get. >> how many times have you actually gone through it though? i know this happened to me several times. the screener i feel like isn't really looking at the monitor. >> really. >> just letting things go on through. what is crazy. some times, one item will be -- i will have the say exact itemen my bag the next time. and it won't be flagged. >> rhyme or reason? >> there isn't any. >> the agency stresses they take the incidents seriously and will conduct a full review. >> frightening. >> very frightening. >>> two days until the president obama and mitt romney squaring off in the first debate. going to be held in denver. today the president is doing prep work in nevada while his challenger travels to denver for an e
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